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How can I remove this Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-2960736033 from my Grounp or user names?


2014/08/15 22:26
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I started to notice this issue a few days ago, I just uninstalled a few programs like, Pinnacle Studio ver 14, 16, and 17.5 Keep Studio 15 and had to reinstall a few times to get it to run properly.
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Nish
Nish
2014/08/15 23:51
Hi Kevin,

This is most likely a security setting left behind by a user account that was deleted. This is why Windows is unable to retrieve the account info and shows "Account Unknown" instead.

Referring to your screenshot, you can safely delete the reference by selecting the Account Unknown listing under Security, clicking the Edit button, selecting the "Account Unknown" entry again and hitting the Remove button. Click OK and you're done.

For a more permanent fix, right click on My Computer, click Manage, expand "Local Users & Groups" and then click on Groups.

On the right pane you see, go into Administrators or Users. You will see the Security Identifier (SID) from the Account Unknown entry. Just select and remove the account. And you should be all set.

Let me know if this works for you.

Good luck,

James


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Answered by
Lokesh Yadav
2015/09/02 03:03

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Hi Kevin,

Go to the Start Search box, type in Regedit.
Scroll to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

If you click on the SID (Security Identifier) in the left pane, on the right pane, go to Profile Image Path and it will show you the name of the user.
Example: ProfileImagePath - C:\Users\Administrator.
If you can match the SID, then you can delete that user.
Don't delete if you are not confident of deleting the correct user account.

Be sure to make a backup of your registry or a system restore point before making any changes in the registry.

I hope this helps.

Thanks!
Lokesh
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2018/04/21 14:00
Your comment is very logical, and that's why I did it, it lets me delete that user, but when I go back to open properties it reappears.
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2018/04/21 14:01
I need to tell me that another part of the record I should delete that user
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